MLB News: The one sacrificed in Angels to give his place to Brandon Drury is a Dominican pitcher

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are designating reliever Oliver Ortega for assignment. That’s the corresponding 40-man roster move for the infielder, Brandon Drury, who officially signed a two-year free agent contract.

Oliver Ortega has appeared in the Majors in each of the past two seasons. The right-hander debuted with a September 2021 call-up, making his first eight MLB appearances by the end of the year. He got plenty of action in 2022, coming out of the bullpen 27 times and scoring 34 innings:

The 6-foot-1 Ortega posted a solid 3.71 ERA during that stretch, though his peripherals were less impressive. He struck out a slightly below-average 22.3% of opponents while walking batters at a lofty 12.2% rate.

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It was a different story at Triple-A Salt Lake, where a ballpark ERA belied underlying betters. In 25 2/3 innings as a Bee, he was tagged with a 5.96 ERA. His 22.3% strikeout rate matched his MLB figure, but he nearly halved his walk rate to a solid 6.6% clip.

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I am a fan of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover big events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), important players’ signatures. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as an amateur. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but baseball is in my veins. Graduated in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS). , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I arrived at El Debate as a journalist reporter and it took almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to radio, providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and a few days later, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB News: The one sacrificed in Angels to give his place to Brandon Drury is a Dominican pitcher